Orphrey with the Annunciation

Italian
15th century–16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

16.5 x 59.5 cm (6 1/2 x 23 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.471

Medium or Technique

Silk brocaded with silk and metallic threads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground of yellow silk; the design, the Virgin and the Angel Gabriel, kneeling below three arches, above which is the inscription “Ave Maria Gracia Plena” is woven with white, green, and blue silk, and linen thread wound with gilded gold beaters’ skin (Cyprian gold).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection